The Last Supper

The Last Supper was Jesus last meal with his Apostles. This final meal took place in Jerusalem. This meal was Jesus final meal before his crucifixion where he boldly sacrificed himself for his believers. Maundy Thursday is the celebration that Christians have in remembrance of this special last day.

The Last Supper was attended by 13 people including Jesus. The other 12 attendees were his Apostles Peter, Andrew, James, John, Matthew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, James, Judas, Jude and Simon.

Image depicting the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

At the Last Supper Jesus shocked his followers. He shocked his followers when he said "While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is My body"" Matthew 26:26. When he said this he promised ever lasting life to whoever followed this. This shocked the Apostles. This crossed them as a form of cannibalism. All of the Apostles wanted this ever lasting life, but they did not want to eat the flesh and drink the blood of their savior.

Quote Jesus said to this Apostles at the Last Supper

Following the day following the Last Supper Jesus was crucified. This day is remembered as Good Friday by Christians. The following Sunday is known as Easter when Jesus rose from his tomb.

Image of Jesus on the cross

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3 years ago

Good Job, Emily. There were a few typoes and a bit of crossover from the Last Supper, but on the whole, great job.